Onalaska Community Thanksgiving Dinner feeds thousands

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) — The Onalaska and Holmen communities enjoyed a free Thanksgiving dinner.

This community Thanksgiving dinner started in 2011.

They served 700 that year.

The dinner has grown a lot since then, growing to more than 1,700 last year.

People who enjoyed the meal this year ate classic food while listening to live music by Joe Cody.

Organizers say this dinner is all about community.

“I think it’s very important for people to come out and enjoy a good meal and also enjoy camaraderie and bring everyone together in the community,” said Co-founder Jean Lunde.

The tradition was made possible with donations from community organizations.